The Council of Europe standards and mechanisms seek to promote and ensure respect for the human rights of every individual. These include equal rights and dignity of all human beings, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.
05 Oct 2020 15:56:00
Conference on the Role of the European Convention on Human Rights in Advancing Equality for LGBTI Personsonline 8 October 2020
The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Unit, in cooperation with the European Court of...
23 Sep 2020 15:03:00Strasbourg, France 16 September 2020
On 16 September 2020, the Committee of Ministers took note of the a report on the implementation...
23 Jun 2020 09:12:00Online 30 June 2020 (10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
On June 30th, As part of the Pride-week celebrations, the Council of Europe SOGI Unit will host a...
All children have the right to safe and quality education, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or sex characteristics. In the last decade, national education sectors in most Council of Europe member States started or continued responding to violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or sex characteristics (SOGIESC-based violence). This report provides an overview of this violence in European schools, explores how member States seek to prevent or address it, and makes recommendations to national education sectors to better do so.